Written by Christy Hulsey, Wedding Florist, Colonial House of Flowers
My passion for flowers and weddings is no secret! So when the girls of Paprika Southern asked me to teach them how to create a simple, floral autumn-inspired table accent, I dove into my treasure trove of beautiful, meaningful and easy ideas for fall.
To me, the perfect autumn day means flowers on a table alfresco – for anything. That’s what I took to heart when creating this easy, DIY wedding centerpiece. Roll up those sleeves, this floral lesson is a cinch!
• Your favorite vessel
• A bucket of your favorite blooms
1. Choose your vessel. Something simple that with a pedestal is perfect. Grab something from your cupboard.
Tip: Choose a vessel that’s versatile, beautiful and makes you happy. I chose a beverage dispenser stand from Pottery Barn because it’s got so much Old World charm. Plus I love how you can use it separately from the dispenser itself, before or after an event. The possibilities are endless!
2. Choose your favorite blooms. I recommend 3 – 5 different types in hues to match the event. Be sure to include flowers of different textures and style to make it interesting and artistic. Feel free to forage from your garden or visit your local flower shop.
3. Place flowers on the vessel. Be creative. Start with the largest bloom to create a focal point and move out from there, balancing size, color and shape so that the entire arrangement feels balanced and cohesive. But don’t worry too much! These arrangements work best with a natural approach.
This makes a great gift, favor and centerpiece — it’s personal, sustainable, and looks stunning on top of every single al fresco table.